The Fish that Ate the Whale

Author: Rich Cohen

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448104653

Category: History

Page: 288

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Whether you know him as El Amigo, the Banana Man, the Gringo, or simply Z - whether you even know him at all - Sam Zemurray lived one of the greatest untold American stories of the last hundred years. A tough, uneducated Russian Jew who found himself and his fortune in turn-of-the-century New Orleans, Zemurray built a fruit-selling empire hustling rotting fruit to market to eke out the slimmest profit, to eventually become a backchannel kingmaker and capitalist revolutionary. The Fish That Ate the Whale spans the transition from Old-World business to New-: from privateer adventurers seeking fortunes in remote frontiers, to buccaneers of high finance and wars fought with media, no-bid contracts, and necessary illusions. Part of what makes this book so remarkable - and its dubious hero so compelling - is the almost invisible ease with which Cohen's threads intertwine to create a larger pattern that seems so obvious once you step back to see it. Z's story spans the birth of modern foreign relations, the creation of the CIA, smuggling dispossessed Jews out of Europe, the invention of Israel, corporate espionage, the Bay of Pigs, political assassination, and the unspoken motives of the Cold War. It is a twentieth-century epic, and standing at its core is a man unlike any we've seen before or since, who, for good or ill, looked at what was, but saw only what was possible.

Summary of Rich Cohen's The Fish That Ate the Whale

Author: Everest Media,

Publisher: Everest Media LLC


Category: History

Page: N.A

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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 Sam Zemurray, the man who created the banana, was born in 1877 in the region of western Russia known as Bessarabia. He grew up on a wheat farm in a flat country ringed by hills. He went to America in 1892 to establish himself and send for his family. #2 Sam was extremely ambitious, and he knew exactly how to get ahead. He believed in staying close to the action, and in learning from those who had already made it. He was simple, earthy, and he loved Selma, Alabama. #3 When they had saved some money, many of these men opened stores, which meant moving all that merchandise under a roof in a town along their route. They were careful to only open one store per town, as they worried about attracting the wrong kind of attention. #4 Sam Zemurray, the man who would become the richest man in the world, was a tin merchant. He was employed by a peddler who was less tin merchant than peddler, sharing a piece of chocolate with the boy. He then decided to travel to Mobile and buy a supply of bananas to bring back to Selma.

Das Schachbrett des Teufels

Author: David Talbot

Publisher: Westend Verlag

ISBN: 3864896517

Category: Political Science

Page: 608

View: 5700

David Talbot liefert mit seiner packend erzählten Biographie über den langjährigen CIA-Direktor Allen Dulles nicht nur einen realen Spionage-Thriller. Sein internationaler Bestseller führt uns auf die dunkle Seite der Macht und durch ein halbes Jahrhundert amerikanischer Schattenpolitik. Als "finsterer Prinz des Kalten Krieges" entwickelte Dulles die CIA vom kleinen Nachrichtendienst zu einer schlagkräftigen Organisation zur weltweiten Durchführung verdeckter Operationen, Mordplänen gegen ausländische Staatsführer, dem Sturz legitim gewählter Regierungen im Ausland und der massenhaften Überwachung der eigenen Staatsbürger. Eine beängstigende Biographie, über Manipulation und Machtmissbrauch, die die Augen öffnet.

Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary Development RL 4.0-5.0 Book 1

Author: Edcon Publishing Group

Publisher: EDCON Publishing Group

ISBN: 084811406X


Page: 64

View: 7853

PDF eBook Reading Level 4.0-5.0 Ignite the interest of your reluctant reader and rekindle the enthusiasm of your accomplished one with these high-interest reading comprehension eBooks with STUDENT ACTIVITY LESSONS. Each book includes 10 original, exciting and informative short stories that cover a broad range of topics such as Tales of Adventure, Science, Biographies, Tales of Fantasy, and Interpersonal Relationships. Multi-cultural and non-sexist guidelines have been observed to provide reading material for a wide population. New vocabulary is defined and used in context. Pronunciation entries are provided. Students learn how to preview and survey through a preview question by focusing on key sentences and/or paragraphs designed to teach essential skills. Each lesson illustration is intended to add interest to the story and to assist the reader in understanding the selections, plot, and character development. Each of the 27 eBooks; Is divided into 10 short stories; Was written using McGraw-Hill's Core Vocabulary; Has been measured by the Fry Readability Formula; Includes 100 comprehension questions that test for main idea, critical thinking, inference, recalling details and sequencing; Has 60 vocabulary exercises in modified Cloze format; contains complete answer keys for comprehension and vocabulary exercises and Includes illustrations.

New Caribbean Junior English

Author: Joanna Hughes,Pamela Mordecai

Publisher: Ginn

ISBN: 9780602252403

Category: English language

Page: 132

View: 4861

New Caribbean Junior English has been fully revised and updated to provide an integrated approach to language arts. The new edition of this popular and well established course retains well-loved material from the previous edition and * has clearly laid out pages to make the books more accessible and easy to use, * is colourful, lively and attractive to appeal to children of all abilities, * includes new material reflecting life in the Caribbean to stimulate and engage children, * features vibrant and appealing illustrations by Caribbean artists, * contains cross-curricular content to provide a truly integrated course that reinforces learning in other curriculum areas, such as social studies and science, * offers a wide range of activities to help children develop their reading and writing skills. Further support for teachers is provided at the end of each book and our website at

The Longest Fall

Author: Morgan L. Booth


ISBN: 1312304545

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Several thousand years after the Third Pantheraseer's reign, the land has changed. Rising sea levels have swallowed entire continents, and, displaced by the water, cats have had to migrate to higher ground, causing unrest between the snow leopards of the mountains and their intruding African cousins. Such conflict over several centuries has changed the snow leopards. Weakened by war, they no longer know how to love each other. Even the strongest form of love - that of a mother for her child - had become severely damaged, to the point where love has been pronounced extinct. This is the Longest Fall. The cats have fallen so far out of their faith that they've forgotten their love for each other and for Panthera. If they continue to fall, they may never be saved. That is why it is time for a new Pantheraseer to rise and teach the cats how to love again. But at the same time, she, too, must also learn how to feel and welcome love's warmth.

Salish Myths and Legends

Author: M. Terry Thompson,Steven M. Egesdal

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803217645

Category: Social Science

Page: 445

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The rich storytelling traditions of Salish-speaking peoples in the Pacific Northwest of North America are showcased in this anthology of story, legend, song, and oratory. From the Bitterroot Mountains to the Pacific Ocean, Salish-speaking communities such as the Bella Coola, Shuswap, Tillamook, Quinault, Colville-Okanagan, Coeur d'Alene, and Flathead have always been guided and inspired by the stories of previous generations. Many of the most influential and powerful of those tales appear in this volume.øSalish Myths and Legends features an array of Trickster stories centered on Coyote, Mink, and other memorable characters, as well as stories of the frightening Basket Ogress, accounts of otherworldly journeys, classic epic cycles such as South Wind?s Journeys and the Bluejay Cycle, tales of such legendary animals as Beaver and Lady Louse from the beginning of time, and stories that explain why things are the way they are. The anthology also includes humorous traditional tales, speeches, and fascinating stories of encounters with whites, including ?Circling Raven and the Jesuits.?øøTranslated by leading scholars working in close collaboration with Salish storytellers, these stories are certain to entertain and provoke, vividly testifying to the enduring power of storytelling in Native communities.

The Mythical Zoo

Author: Boria Sax

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1576076121

Category: History

Page: 298

View: 1410

A varied and insightful compendium of animals and the relationships between humans and animals. * Includes over 50 A–Z conversational entries * Fully illustrated with a variety of images from medieval prints to editorial cartoons and advertisements * Weaves together a cross-cultural tapestry encompassing mythology, history, art, science, philosophy, and literature while discussing the special significance of animals in human cultures * Includes relevant quotes from worldwide texts preceding each entry

Spatial Cognition, Spatial Perception

Author: Francine L. Dolins,Robert W. Mitchell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052184505X

Category: Medical

Page: 581

View: 877

An analysis of human and non-human animals' spatial cognitive, perceptual, and behavioural processes through mapping internal and external spatial knowledge.